another year bites the dust

well, Celebration Season 2013 has just wrapped up around here and we can finally focus on non-birthday-related activities. like updating the blog. and cleaning the house. for those of you who don’t know, all three of our birthdays fall within a three-week span and ned’s and my wedding anniversary is in there, too. guess who gets short-shrift when all family celebration-type events are packed so close together. a hint: not the four-year-old.

so on thursday, for ned’s birthday, there was very little pomp and circumstance. no cat tails, no fancy cake, no party games. but there was a breakfast date for the two of us and then a dinner picnic at the lake in the last bits of lingering summer sunshine. there was a sunset and then an enormous moon rose.

ned’s a very smart man and he requested affogato for his birthday dessert. this is an italian treat that traditionally is made by pouring espresso over gelato. we americanized it and poured decaf coffee over brownies and vanilla ice cream. apologies to italy, but our version is pretty stellar.

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One Response to “another year bites the dust”

  • Aunt Jann Says:

    Happy birthday, Ned! Great treat choice. Might have to try the Italian version. There’s a shop in Manson that makes homemade espresso! Come over.